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Marino Arroyo Balaguer

ICREA Acadèmia 2008, 2015 & 2020

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · Engineering Sciences

Marino Arroyo Balaguer

Marino Arroyo obtained a BS/MS in Civil Engineering at UPC and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Northwestern University in 2003. After a postdoctoral stay at Caltech, he joined the UPC in 2005, where he is full professor since June 2017. He is also associated to the Institute of Bioengineering of Catalunya (IBEC) and the International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE). He has published over 85 papers in diverse fields such as mathematical and computational modeling, solid mechanics, soft matter, biophysics or mechanobiology. He has received the ASME/BOEING Structures and Materials Award, the Zienkiewicz Young Scientist Award by ECCOMAS, the 2020 Fellows Award by IACM, he was the Timoshenko Visiting Scholar at Stanford, and was a visiting professor at UPMC in Paris. He obtained an ERC Starting grant and a Consolidator grant. He has advised 10 completed PhD theses and 13 postdoctoral researchers.

Research interests

Dr Arroyo’s research aims to develop theoretical and computational models for the mechanobiology biological interfaces, cells and tissues, with the goal of quantitatively understanding these systems, rationally manipulating active living materials and engineering new bionic materials. Together with an interdisciplinary group, he combines mathematical and physical modeling, mechanics and computations in tight interaction with quantitative observation to understand out-of-equilibrium chemo-mechanical phenomena associated with mechanical biological functions, including motility, morphogenesis and homeostasis. He is also interested in distilling the engineering principles underlying biological system to conceive and build bio-inspired devices and materials.



Computational mechanics, theoretical and applied mechanics, 2D materials, mechanobiology, biophysics, biomembranes, multiscale modeling

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